Archive for November, 2014

  • Little book, big data

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    FAO has published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week.
    Food and Nutrition in Numbers – a pocket-sized compendium dedicated to the state of nutrition worldwide— offers diverse data and visualizations highlighting trends on such topics [...]

  • Learn to communicate science effectively

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    You may find it easy to talk about research theories, the trial data you collected or your scientific conclusions, but do you know how to decipher it for the general public?
    Jay Byrne, president and founder of v-Fluence Interactive, Inc., has some guidance. His advice consists of four components, which he shared last month during a presentation [...]

  • EPA tracking its own carbon footprint

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes. The initiative includes a Climate Change Adaptation Plan and a Sustainability Plan.
    According to a news release, the EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan identifies priority actions the Agency [...]

  • Costs and consequences of research misconduct

    Friday, November 7th, 2014

    Does it seem like the number of scientific articles that have been retracted has increased in recent years? Most retractions involve research misconduct, which is defined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy as “fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.”
    In August 2014, Ferric Fang and colleagues [...]